Busting Myths at ProMat

It’s ProMat 2023. And SICK is saddling up their myth-busting mastery.

But why myth busting? Well, for starters…

  • It’s easy for rumors to spread when technology evolves so quickly
  • Even with widely used technology that’s not so new, certain components are still misunderstood
Register today to see all of our myth-busting facts at booth S3831.

So, what kind of myths are we tackling at #ProMat2023? Take a gander:

Myth: You can’t benefit from Industry 4.0 technologies if you use manual processes or legacy systems.

Busted: Modern-day manufacturing is all about digitization, which means converting existing information (e.g., information from legacy systems or manual processes) into a digital format. A simple conversion tool, like SICK's Telematic Data Connector, will do the trick.
Myth: A light curtain must be muted to allow a rectangular object to pass through.

Busted: Smart Box Detection is a new and innovative feature on the deTec4 that uses sensor data to increase the productivity of the customer and ensure safety in the application in parallel. This is the first solution for reliable human-material differentiation for the deTec4 that works without muting sensors or external signals (from PLC or conveyor), allowing the area above the boxes to be safeguarded at all times.
Myth: LiDAR is a limited technology, and SICK doesn’t provide alternatives to solve my AMR needs.

Busted: SICK has developed new products using new technologies to help solve AMR applications. These include:

  • safeVisionary2: 3D LiDAR array that can guard a 3D space
  • scanGrid2: compact, 2D LiDAR device that is solid state, meaning it has no moving parts
  • safeRS3: device using RADAR technology. RADAR detects movements in line of sight, whereas LiDAR detects physical objects

An Event Highlight

Educational sessions aren't all that helpful…BUSTED! Join SICK's top experts on Monday, March 20 at 1:30pm in Theatre E to attend our session called, "Busting Myths: The Auto ID Episode".

During the seminar, SICK experts dispel myths from the simple to the outrageous when it comes to automatic identification and track-and-trace systems. If you're curious about the day-to-day of utilizing auto ID products, like installation and maintenance; the capabilities of such products, like read rates and overall performance; or you feel like a novice in this space, this is a great opportunity to learn the basics of auto ID technology. Learn more here.

Event Information

Location and Dates
McCormick Place - Chicago
Booth S3831
March 20-23, 2023
Questions? Contact us at any time.